Category Archives: Nebulae

IC 443 – The Jellyfish Nebula

NGC 2345 - The Jellyfish Nebula.  12x120 sec @ ISO 3200, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, modified Canon T3.
NGC 2345 – The Jellyfish Nebula. 12×120 sec @ ISO 3200, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, modified Canon T3.

This was just me playing around with something while waiting for Comet ISON to rise high enough to begin imaging.  It is only 24 minutes of integration and it really needs ten times that much.  Another project for another day, I guess.  Or, I’ll just keep plugging away at it before shooting the comets and I might get enough data to make this project worth my time.

M38, NGC 1907 and IC 417

M38 Region.  17x180 @ ISO 1600 & 40x30 sec @ ISO 6400.
M38 Region. 17×180 @ ISO 1600 & 40×30 sec @ ISO 6400.

This is a busy area in the Auriga constellation.  M38 is an open cluster at the top of the frame.  Beneath that is NGC 1907, another open cluster.  To the right side is a faint nebula listed as LBN794 in Cartes du Ciel.   At the bottom of the frame another patch of nebula known as IC 417/LBN804.

Edit:  I managed to add 40×30 sec @ ISO 6400 sub-images to this and the above image has been updated.  Below is the original details and image:

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The Veil Nebula Complex

The Veil Nebula Complex.  26x180 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, modified Canon T3.
The Veil Nebula Complex. 26×180 sec @ ISO 1600, TV-85 at F/5.6, IDAS-LPS, modified Canon T3.

This was taken with my TV 85 and a modified Canon T3.  It is only 26×180 sec sub-images @ ISO 1600.  I was just testing the scope, mount and computer to make sure it all still worked, since the last time I used it was last April.